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Gifts for Kids Needs Your Help

By Bella Caggiano
Local families need your help. For many local residents, the holidays can be financially challenging, especially for families with children. It doesn’t take much to put a smile on a child’s face during the holiday season, and Gifts for Kids is the perfect opportunity to make that happen. This non-profit organization sponsors gifts for children within all of Norfolk County.
To sponsor a child, you will be given their first name, id#, age, clothing size, gift preferences, or needs of that child. A combined sponsorship suggestion is approximately $125. New, unwrapped gifts are then placed in a securely sealed, sturdy, plastic bag, including a tag with the child’s name and id# both inside and outside the bag. Donations of wrapping paper and tape is also appreciated.
There are two drop-off locations and dates:
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4-6 p.m.
VFW Post #5188 (off Rte. 27), next to Johnson Middle School, 33 Robbins Rd., Walpole. 617-201-4651 for day-of questions
Thursday, Dec. 15, 4-6 p.m.
O’Connell Hall, next to Our Lady of sorrows Church, 59 Cottage St., Sharon. 617-710-5234 for day-of questions
Monetary donations are also welcome:
Visit, click donate
Visit, click donate
Venmo to @giftsforkidsma (phone last four digits: 8570)
Mail a check to Gifts for Kids, P.O. Box 464, Sharon, MA 02067
Text GFK to 53-555
Since 1990, this non-profit, all volunteer organization has reached out to the Norfolk County community to solicit donations for families who struggle to give holiday gifts for their children. Through their efforts and the generosity of neighbors, grants, organizational funding, and more than 100 classroom drives, Gifts for Kids provides support to more than 1,200 children annually Families are identified by human service providers in the local area.